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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Cilantro Lime Grilled Vegetables

One of the biggest food "rules" I live by is wasting as little food as possible. It's why you'll often see similar ingredients for several posts in a row. You may have noticed a surge of lime recipes lately. Our lime tree has been a little out of control the past few weeks.

I kid, I kid (though I wouldn't mind a lime tree, or any food-bearing tree. I'd take a money tree too! I digress...). Actually my mom gifted me with a bag of limes and I'm slowly but surely working my way through them. Don't be surprised when you see another lime recipe pop up soon!

So while cilantro lime vegetables might sound a little odd, especially grilled carrots, I was willing to try it. For the sake of the limes of course. Much to my surprise, my head found it much weirder than my tastebuds! The crunchy veggies were complemented nicely by the marinade. I ate the leftovers the next day and while they weren't quite as good, squeezing more lime juice on them perked them up a bit. Mmmm. Sometimes an abundance of limes is not a bad thing.

Cilantro Lime Grilled Vegetables

-olive oil
-chopped cilantro (~1/4 cup)
-juice from 1 lime
-2 zucchini (sliced diagonally) & 7 carrots (peeled and chopped into large thin pieces)

1. Add chopped vegetables to a large bowl. Pour a little bit of olive oil over the vegetables.
2. Using your hands, mix vegetables so that they're fully coated with olive oil. Mix in chopped cilantro and lime juice (1/2 lime).
3. Place in a grill basket and grill over medium high heat for 15 minutes, until carrots are cooked but still fairly firm.
4. Remove basket from grill and add vegetables to a bowl. Add remaining lime juice before serving.